Salvaging the Time: Order of the Day

The mind flutters in
The wind, gets washed

Like dirty linen in public, and
The sun fails to take away

The dampen spirit of the
Men and women, squabbling for

Space, homes, bread and peace.
With peace in pieces they wander

Aimlessly down the city roads,
Looking for a healthy resort!

With the Lord perhaps going to sleep
They are left without a guard and a guardian

As time’s fury assault them
Out of their existence, almost!

Salvaging the time is
The order of the day!

Pranab Ghosh is a journalist, poet, author and translator. He has three published books to his credit. Air and Age (co-author; published from Kolkata), Soul Searching and Other Poems (first solo book of poems, published from Toronto) and Bougainvillea And Other Stories, a book of short stories in English, translated from the Bengali original. His poems have been published in Tuck Magazine, Dissident Voice, Literature Studio Review, Scarlet Leaf Review, Leaves of Ink, Weasel Press, Ochebooks.com, Harbinger Asylum, Spillwords, The Piker Press, Visual Verse, Hans India and Setu Magazine, among others. He is married and lives in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. Read other articles by Pranab.